Meet Abigail Dixon. 3rd Year Nursing Student at UTS.
Have you ever met someone you instantly wanted to be friends with? Well Abigail, isn’t that person. She’s the kind of girl who you instantly want to be BEST FRIENDS with…but cautiously, because you know once you do, oh the shenanigans you’ll both get up to. She’s funny, light-hearted, but best of all, she doesn’t take herself seriously! This bundle of talent knows how to have fun! Quite like Tracy Turnblad actually. Which is fortunate, because if you haven’t guessed through that impressive leeway..she is Tracy Turnblad! And thus begins the shenanigan-filled interview.
WHAT IS HAIRSPRAY? (To you)
ABIGAIL: Hairspray is a fabulous musical…it’s a musical about joining minorities, breaking barriers, the non-traditional family, transgender representation. HAIRSPRAY IS EVERYTHING FRIENDLY!
DO YOU HAVE ANY PREPARATION ROUTINES BEFORE GETTING INTO CHARACTER/PERFORMING
Abigail: Well…The most important thing is to straighten my back. Better posture makes you younger! (#LifeHacksWithAbigail)
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THE 60’S
Abigail: Apart from the whole racial thing… the music of the 60’s!
WHAT MUSIC SPECIFICALLY, YES CHOOSE ONLY ONE BAND/ARTIST, DO YOU LOVE FROM THE 60’S
*a few hours of Abigail having an existential crisis*
Abigail: The Beatles…!
IF YOU DID LIVE IN THE 60’S…WHAT WOULD YOU MISS THE MOST (FROM NOW)
Abigail: Travel! Being able to travel everywhere, anywhere! Without travel I’d still be in the UK.
~ Fun fact, we imported Abigail 11 years ago. I mean she moved here. ~
WHAT MAKES YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH TRACY
Abigail: Her hair! Also, she’s chunky and out of the ordianry, but she’s fabulous and she’s a dancer and she does what she wants…*continues to fangirl*
IF YOU COULD
STEAL PLAY ANOTHER CHARACTER/ROLE IN HAIRSPRAY, WHAT WOULD YOU PLAY/DO?
Abigail: Motormouth Maybelle. Sometimes I just wanna channel my inner RnB.
SELL ME HAIRSPRAY IN 3 WORDS
Abigail: Music, Hair and…and…and Whimsical?!
WAIT…I WISH WE COULD HAVE SPARKLES THERE AS WELL.